easter update!

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i’ve been promising pictures for some time now, especially now that zoë has had a bit of a haircut. i’ve got pictures from our 2 egg hunts, one was a last minute, “oh no we’re late, let’s put some eggs out really quick so zoë doesn’t notice that the other kids got all the eggs” sort of affair, and the other was a planned event with some of our friends in family housing. we decorated papier mache eggs, ate rice krispie treats that were decorated with easter colored frosting, looked for eggs, and generally had a lot of fun. L, another 4 year old, is a very sweet little guy who is pretty much just as silly as zoë. needless to say, those two got on famously. M, L’s little sister is a sassy girl who held her own really well with the big kids. we had so much fun, and it was a great way to do a low-key event tailored to our kids’ interests.

yesterday (it’s still the 28th to me, since i haven’t gone to bed yet, but technically the anniversary was yesterday) was our 10th wedding anniversary, and though i didn’t take pictures, spencer and i got to go out for a nice quiet dinner, just to be together alone is a treat. finals are over next week, so getting a moment to breathe and talk is very welcome. it’s been a tough, beautiful, painful, joyful decade, and i imagine that is the way life is. not to say we don’t hope for more joy and less pain, but we’ve seen our relationship grow in a way that i can’t help but think an overly easy life would not have provided. God has walked with us, the whole way, and He’s the reason we’ve made it 10 years, and He’ll be the reason we make it until the end.  at any rate, this post is not anywhere near expressive enough to share the love i have for that sweet boy i married 10 years ago, and the love i have for the wonderful man, husband and father i am privileged enough to call spouse.

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2 thoughts on “easter update!

  1. So sweet! Congratulations on 10 years – that is awesome. 🙂 You’re right on the tough times producing deeper love and a closer relationship with each other and the Lord more than the easy times; if nothing else, my past 2 yrs. have definitely taught me that. If it were easy all the time, we wouldn’t have to persevere so much.

    ” Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. ” – Rom. 5:3-5

    I do pray you all get a respite from all the persevering, though. 🙂 We all need a break to get the strength to continue!

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